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I feel like traditional schooling focuses too much on theory and not enough on application. What do I mean by that? Take a look at core curriculum: Math – what is math? In many ways, it’s the underlying theory behind how things work. I think it’s great to teach this stuff. But We’re missing the application – how does this topic relate to your day to day life? For example, simple arithmetic is reality easy to explain in concrete terms – you can explain property rights using arithmetic. Who owns what, and how much of something do they own? If you learn arithmetic, you can better figure out how to track ownership. Exchanging money provides an instant application for arithmetic options. But when you’re using Calculus to calculate the surface area of a given volume, well, it gets a little harder to explain how this knowledge is applicable to things you do in your everyday life.

Likewise with History – what is the purpose of history? I’m not going to give a definitive answer, but my own reason for learning history – it serves as the underlying context with which to understand modern society. The purpose of history isn’t to learn random trivia about things that happened in the past – it’s to understand current events by infusing them with the appropriate context – that is, cultural background, possibly long standing conflicts between existing nations, and so forth. But I feel like history classes rarely move into the realm of application – it remains in the space of explaining the theory – that is, the facts about events in the past.

English class was another one – what did we do in our English classes? Mostly write a fuck ton of essays. But what was the purpose in doing so? Well, to each their own, really- you need to find your own purpose in improving your English – what does improved English facilitate? Possibly writing better grant proposals if you need to petition the government for money. Or sending out better communicated messages to your team, if you work at a company. If your message is hard to understand or open to misinterpretation, you can lead people astray. I dunno. Maybe help you write articles? I think English classes should devote some time to helping students figure out the purpose of spending time on English. What kind of outcomes does better English facilitate in their own lives? Let’s find out, instead of spending all this bullshit time on fucking gerunds.

Back to language learning – I also feel like traditional language classes are geared too much towards theory instead of application. What does that mean? Traditional language classes devote a lot of time to learning about a language instead of how to use it. What do I mean? Think about learning grammar – Here’s a concrete example – conjugations of verbs in Spanish.

For Spanish verbs, the infinitive form, or the base form of the verb is the verb, ending in three forms: -ar, -er, or -ir. Here’s an example: trabajar, which means, to work. When you see a verb in spanish that ends in -ar, -er, or -ir, it generally means “To do x”, where x is the verb. Now for this verb trabajar, You change the ending of the verb depending on who is doing the action – this is otherwise known as conjugation. What does that mean? It means you can understand who is doing the action based on how the verb is conjugated. So what does this mean? To make it more concrete, think of verbs in english: eat, dance, smell, shot, etc. Looking at those verbs, you can’t tell who is doing the action. If I added the pronoun before the verb, you would know who did the action: I eat, he dances, she smells, you shot, etc. Now, in Spanish, instead of adding a pronoun before the verb to figure out who’s doing the action, you change the end of the verb itself to indicate who’s done the action. So for the word trabajar, it gets conjugated in the following way:

  • If I’m doing the action: trabajo – this is the Spanish equivalent “I work”
  • You’re doing the action: trabajas – Spanish equivalent “You work”
  • He/She is doing the action: trabaja – Spanish equivalent “She/He works”
  • We’re doing the action: trabajamos – Spanish equivalent of “We work”
  • They’re doing the action: trabajan – Spanish equivalent of “They work”

Now you possibly understand the general concept of conjugation based on the speaker, if you were unfamiliar with Spanish previously. Having said that, learning the grammar, AKA the theory, has given you no insight into application – that is, real world usage of the language. It hasn’t helped you figure out how to ask for the bathroom in Spanish, or ask for the bill, or order food at a restaurant. For most language learners, I posit the priority is reversed – we should be learning application – that is, how to say/write/speak/understand phrases(depending on what you plan on doing with the language) and once we have a decent understanding of how to say things, we can then spend time reverse engineering the underlying grammatical concepts.

What is application in the context of language learning – it’s learner specific, but there remains the four aspects of language we can learn: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Generally, language classes incorporate all four aspects, but is this really necessary for all students? I say not at all – it really depends on the priority of the student. For example, If you were learning Japanese so you could watch and understand Japanese anime, would you really need to spend much time on speaking, reading, and writing? I’d say, not really – unless you want to read subtitles – then you could also focus on reading. What is the purpose of devoting hundreds of hours to learning how to use Japanese in conversation if you never intend to speak it? Likewise, if your objective was to learn Japanese solely to read manga, why bother spending time practicing your speaking and listening? Ultimately it doesn’t advance your interests. These seem like somewhat edge cases, but I bring them up to highlight my main example: What if you just want to learn a language so you can carry out conversations in your target language? This is how I do feel about my target language. Do I ever plan on reading or writing in Cantonese? Hell no. So I devote all my learning time to listening and speaking. Why waste time learning thousands of characters if I don’t plan to translate them to Cantonese usage? In this context, traditional language classes contain a lot of excess – they try to balance learning all four aspects of the language, when it might be the case that some of these aspects are not a priority for you individually. Ultimately, I think the more you move away from large group classes and go to 1:1 tutoring or mentoring, the more you can facilitate this kind of theory:application learning model – instead of learning all theory, you can focus on learning applications then filling in the background with theory as necessary.

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Hey,

Please allow me to some very significant information that has been making its way all over the internet concerning our future security.

We’re on the horizon of a future of a one world cashless society in which we will be mandated to receive an RFID chip placed in our body. This chip will store our data and we will lose much more of our privacy because of the tracking potential.

More importantly, did you hear that this was foretold about two thousand years in the past by a major historical figure named Jesus Christ? How could this be? Keep reading to see… This may well be the most important thing you will read.

• “And he shall make all, both little and great, rich and poor, freemen and bondmen, to have a character in their right hand, or on their foreheads.

And that no man might buy or sell, but he that hath the character, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

Here is wisdom. He that hath understanding, let him count the number of the beast. For it is the number of a man: and the number of him is six hundred sixty-six” (Revelation 13:16-18 DRA)..

Speaking of the last days, this can only be pointing to a society where physical currency is no more, which we have yet to see, but we are on the horizon of. How come? Because we could still buy or sell without accepting the mark of the beast between one another if tangible money was still in use. It logically deduces itself to this conclusion.

The mark of the beast can not be anything spiritual, because the word references two separate physical spots. If it was spiritual, it would just say in the forehead.

Now here is where it really comes together. It is astonishing how on the mark(so to speak) the Bible is in regards to this RFID chip. Here are some notes from a man named Carl Sanders who worked with a lineup of engineers to help develop this RFID microchip in the 90’s.

Mr. Carl Sanders attended 17 New World Order conferences with heads-of-state officials such as Henry Kissinger and Bob Gates of the C.I.A. to discuss their agenda on how to bring forth this one-world system. The US government commissioned Mr. Sanders to design a microchip for identifying and controlling the peoples of the nations-a microchip that could be placed underneath the skin with a hypodermic needle(a fast, convenient system that would be progressively accepted by the nations).

Carl Sanders, along with a crew of engineers behind him, with U.S. grant monies provided by tax dollars, took on this mission and designed a RFID microchip that is powered by a lithium battery, rechargeable with the aid of the temperature fluctuations in our skin. Without having knowledge of the biblical scriptures (Mr. Sanders was not a follower of Christ at the time), these engineers spent one-and-a-half-million dollars conduction research on the best and most convenient spot to have the microchip placed under the skin.

These researchers discovered that the forehead and the back of the hand(the two locations Revelation says the mark will be placed) aren’t only the most convenient places, but are additionally the only viable locations for fast, steady temperature changes within the skin to recharge the lithium battery. The microchip is about seven millimeters in length, .75 millimeters in diameter, about the size of a grain of rice. It’s capable of storing many pages of details about you. All your basic data, work data, crime information, health records, and financial records may be saved on this chip.

Brother Sanders believes that this microchip, which he remorsefully helped bring forth, is the “mark” mentioned in Revelation 13:16-18. The Greek word for “mark” is “charagma,” which means a “scratch or etching.” Additionally it is fascinating to note that the number 666 is a word in the original Greek language. The word is “chi xi stigma,” with the final part, “stigma,” additionally meaning “to stick or prick. Mr. Sanders believes that is alluding to using a hypodermic needle being poked into the human flesh to insert the RFID microchip.”

Carl asked a doctor what would occur if the lithium contained inside the RFID chip was exposed in the body. The doctor answered by saying a terrible sore would show up in that location. Now this is what the book of Revelation says:

“And the first went and poured out his bowl into the land— and a bad and evil sore came upon the people having the mark of the beast and the ones giving worship to his image” (Revelation 16:2 DLNT).

The holy scriptures tell us we cannot buy or sell without accepting the mark of the beast, or the number of its name. This number of the beast being 666. The Bible tells us to calculate the number 666. How can we count 666?

This is where it all tops off. Counting the number of the beast 666 has been long debated throughout the centuries, but has finally been made known in these last times by the revelation of God. What you will read confirms itself with the scriptures the true meaning to count six-six-six.

Throughout the Bible, God uses the number 3 for confirmation. Below are a some examples:

“For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one” (1 John 5:7 NKJV).

“and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:4 NKJV).

“…Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come!” (Revelation 4:8 NKJV).

Now what is interesting is the the mark of the beast is revealed in detail in three separate verses (Revelation 13:16,17,18), and each verse lists 3 different examples of the given subject. The last 3 being the number six used three times in a row. This is a key point to solving how to calculate the number 666.

What does it mean to count? It means to add up. How may we add up 666? Recall back to my past key point regarding God confirming in threes. Now logically, what would be the best way to add up the number 666? To add it up equally in threes based off the number. We cannot count it equally as 600+60+6, this would also revert us back to the beginning. We cannot count it as 600+600+600, or 60+60+60, because there are no zeroes in between or at the end of 666. The only sensible option is 6+6+6=18. What is fascinating is that the verse that reveals for us to count the number of the beast itself is verse 18, being the third verse out of three verses that describe the mark of the beast. Now what is 18 divided by 3? 6. So 3×6=18, or 6+6+6=18.

Another fascinating point is that the two other possible combinations (bringing a combined total of three possible combinations) for moving the plus symbol in between the 6’s are 66+6=72, and 6+66=72. Count up both 72’s together and you get 144. Why the number 144 is interesting is because the verse following Revelation 13:18 is the first time in scripture where the 144,000 are being described in detail:

“Then I looked, and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father’s name written on their foreheads…” (Revelation 14:1).

If we add up all three numbers by counting 666 by moving the plus symbol around in all 3 possible combinations, we would get 72+72+18=162. What is interesting concerning the number 162, is, if you divide 144,000 by 162, you get 888. The name for Jesus in Greek gematria calculates to 888. The New Testament was originally written in the Greek language. Revelation 14:1 not only mentions the 144,000, but also the Lamb of God who is Jesus.

Now what is fascinating concerning the number for Jesus, 888, is that if you apply this same formula, you get 8+8+8=24. Why the number 24? Revelation chapter 4 tells us there are 24 elders seated around the throne of God. This is the same throne where Jesus sits:

“Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne. And He who sat there was like a jasper and a sardius stone in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, in appearance like an emerald. Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and on the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white robes; and they had crowns of gold on their heads” (Revelation 4:2-4).

Now if you take 8+8+8=24, and 8+88=96, and 88+8=96, you get 24+96+96=216. Take 144,000 divided by 216 and you get 666. Take into account that this was the exact method to get the value 162 out of counting 666 that brought about the value 888 when dividing 144,000 by 162. It’s perpetual.

With making use of the same formulation of counting by adding the plus symbol in between the numbers, why do all these numbers relate in such a way?

Another interesting factor to notice is that if you add up all of the numbers from 1 to 36, it totals 666. The number 36, as in three sixes? Might this be a sign that we should add up three sixes as opposed to perceiving the number as six-hundred sixty six?

So what might this imply? We all know in this world we’re recognized by numbers in numerous forms. Starting from our birth certificate to our social security card, also with our drivers license, being recognized founded on a system of ruler ship. So it is plausible that this RFID chip will incorporate a new identification that has a complete total of 18 characters.

Might this be the identification of the beast, the number of its name? The one-world beast system which is recognized by 18 characters? This is able to fit the scriptures that speaks of a mark that we ought to have to buy or sell in our right hand or forehead, and that it additionally incorporates the number of the beast, in the course of a future cashless money society.

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The Bible warns us in the end times that a false prophet will stand up performing miraculous signs deceiving many to acquire the beasts mark:

“Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image” (Revelation 19:20).

Whatever it takes, DO NOT RECEIVE IT!

“Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name” (Revelation 14:9-11).

We’re residing in very prophetic times with very important Biblical prophecies coming to pass. When Donald Trump acknowledged Jerusalem as capital of Israel on December 6th of ’17, this was a large step to fulfill the Third Temple prophesied within the the scriptures.

God’s holy Word’s warns us that the Antichrist will seat himself in this temple:

“…and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God” (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4).

Inside the Islamic faith, they have a person referred to as the Mahdi, referred to as their messiah who they are waiting to be revealed. There are various testimonies from individuals on the internet who imagine this man will be Barack Obama who may be the biblical Antichrist. I myself have had unusual dreams about Barack. He came on stage declaring himself to be a Christian with no affiliation to the Muslim religion, but was later revealed by his family that he certainly is a faithful Muslim.

His actual name is stated to be Barry Soetoro, and he had his name changed to Barack Obama. Why so?

Jesus says, “And He said to them, ‘I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven'” (Luke 10:18).

In Hebrew, the name “Barack” means “lighting”, and the usage of “Bama” (Strongs Hebrew word 1116) is used to refer to the “heights” of heaven.

The day following the election of Barack Obama (11/04/08), the winning select three lotto numbers in Illinois (Obama’s domestic state) for 11/5/08 were 666.

Obama use to be a U.S. senator for Illinois, and his zip code was 60606.

Regardless, whomsoever seats himself in the Third Temple that is to be built in Jerusalem, declaring himself to be God IS THE ANTICHRIST. NEVER FORGET.

Why do we need Jesus Christ?

“for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 2:23).

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

Our good works cannot save our souls from our sins. If we step before a judge, being guilty for committing a crime, the judge is not going to judge us by the good that we have achieved, rather the crimes we’ve committed. If we as fallen humanity, created in God’s image, pose this type of justice, how much greater a perfect, righteous, and Holy creator?

God has brought down to us His moral law’s by the ten commandments received by Moses at Mt. Siani. These legal guidelines were not given so we may be justified, however in order that we could see the need for our saviour. They are the mirror of God’s character of what He has put in every one of us, with our conscious bearing witness that we know that it’s an act of evil to steal, lie, dishonor our dad and mom, and so forth.

We may attempt to follow all the moral guidelines of the 10 commandments, but we will in no way catch up to them to be justified before a Holy God. The same word of the law given to Moses was brought forth as flesh over 2000 years ago in the body of Jesus Christ. He came to be our justification by perfectly fulfilling the law, living a sinless life that solely God could fulfill.

The distance between us and the law can in no way be reconciled by our very own merit, however the arm of Jesus is stretched out by the grace and mercy of God. And if we’re to seize hold of, by way of faith in Him, He will pull us forward being the one to justify us. As in the court of law, if somebody steps in and pays your debt, despite the fact that you are guilty, the judge can do what’s legal and just and set you free. This is what Jesus did almost 2000 years in the past on the cross. It was a legal transaction being fulfilled within the spiritual realm by the shedding of His blood, with His last words being, “…It is finished!…” (John 19:30).

So why did Jesus have to die for us?

Due to the fact that God is Holy and just, the wrath that we deserve could not be overlooked. Because of the perfect righteousness and justice of God’s character, it must be reconciled, it must be quenched and satisfied.

For God takes no pleasure in the demise of the wicked (Ezekiel 18:23). This is why in Isaiah chapter 53, where it speaks of the coming Messiah and His soul being a sacrifice for our sins, why it says it pleased God to crush His only begotten Son.

That is because the wrath that we deserve was justified by being poured out upon His Son. For if it was poured out upon us deserve it, we’d all perish and go to hell. God created a way of escape by pouring it out on His Son who’s soul could not stay in Hades, however was raised and seated at the right hand of God in power.

So now when we put on the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 13:14), God no longer looks at the man or woman who deserves His wrath, but rather the glorious image of His perfect Son living within, justifying us as if we received the wrath we deserve, making a means of escape from the curse of death.

Now what we must do is turn from our sins and believe in the saviour, confessing and forsaking our sins. This is not just a head knowledge of believing in Jesus, howeverrather receiving His words, taking them to heart. Where we no longer live to exercise sin, however turn away from our sins and exercise righteousness:

“Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God” (1 Corinthians 6:9-11).

By doing so we will come to be transformed into the image of God by way of faith in His Son Christ Jesus Who is willing to give the Holy Spirit to whoever ask of Him:

“Most assuredly, I(Jesus) say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ (John 3:5-6).

“But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His” (Romans 8:9).

So what are you waiting for? Our heavenly Father only desires the best for us all, restoring every little thing this world has stolen from us. That is what it means to be “holy”. To be made whole.

He’s ready to hear from you. That God given tongue to speak language, by way of faith, pray to Him, ask Him to forgive you by confessing your sins and be willing to forsake them; that you accept the sacrifice of His Son Jesus on the cross, and that you want His Holy Spirit living inside you transforming you into a child of the living God.

Jesus says, “but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him(the Holy Spirit) will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”

Did you realize that Jesus spoke more about hell than any person else in God’s holy word, even more than He spoke about heaven?! For this very purpose He was brought forth to die for us, to save us from this place that we earned by our sins against a holy God.

He describes hell as a actual place where,

“Their worm does not die
And the fire is not quenched” (Mark 9:44).

And where,

“There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth…” (Luke 13:28).

Jesus tells us who to fear,

“And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell” (Matthew 10:28).

“Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, ‘Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.’

Then He who sat on the throne said, ‘Behold, I make all things new.’ And He said to me, ‘Write, for these words are true and faithful.’

And He said to me, ‘It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.'” (Revelation 21:1-8).

With all of the world religions, how can we be sure the Bible got it all right? The scientific data has established and continues to support that the universe once had a beginning wherein space, time and matter were created. Many know this as the big bang.

“The non-biblical religions tell us that god or god’s create within space and time that eternally exist. The Bible stands alone and says that time and space don’t exist until God creates the universe.” – Astronomer(Phd) Hugh Ross

The Bible not only got it correct that space, time and matter all came into existence at the start of the universe, it also states in 7 different places that the universe is expanding thousands of years earlier than scientists found out these things.

Did you hear that the real Noah’s Ark was found in the place where the holy scriptures told us it would be with the right dimensions? As well as proof for the destruction of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and the Exodus event of the Red Sea crossing?

The Bible is by far the most translated and studied historical book in the history of the world, packed with predictive prophecies, matching what we discover inside the book of nature. Wouldn’t you count on God’s word to be so?

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Jesus is calling you!

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